Twenty-One by Avery
Tasting: February 2, 2015
Style: Brown Ale
Beer #: 696
In 2014, Avery celebrated their twenty first anniversary. As they’ve done with past years, they’ve released a new beer. This past year’s release was a brown ale with strong hops and further dry-hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe hops. Sweet malt bursts on the first sip then waves of lemon and tangerine flavors and bitterness clear out any malt remnants. A tad thin…all in all not bad 86 points.
Stochasticity Project by Stone Brewing
Tasting: February 3, 2015
Beer # 697
Quadro as in Belgian quadruple ale
Triticale as the hybrid cross of wheat and rye grains
The grain in this Stochasticity Project is the highlight of this Belgian-styled ale. Clove, banana, spice yeast temporarily take a back seat to a mellow candy sugar sweetness. Some wine grapes. Admittedly, it wore out it’s welcome with me but Stochasticity Quadro Triticale gets a respectable 86 points.
Blaecorn Unidragon by Clown Shoes
Tasting: February 4, 2015
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Beer # 698
Sometimes when I have a beer that I’ve had before, I’ll give it a quick score and then go back to see how it matches up to my original thoughts on my site. It may stray by a point in either direction but for the most part I’m in range of my original thoughts. This has been in my fridge so long that I really thought I had it before and I assigned it a mental score of 88. When I went back to re-read my post, I realized that I didn’t have this beer before. I must have confused with Very Angry Beast
Chalky baker’s chocolate with a very strong citrus undertone. A tad boozy. I’ll stick to my initial thoughts and leave Blaecorn Unidragon at 88 points.